OpTic Gaming

OpTic Gaming CEO Hector Rodriguez Joins Dallas Sidekicks Ownership Group

by | Oct 30, 2023
A lifelong soccer fan, Rodriguez is now one of the owners of the Dallas indoor soccer team. Sidekicks President Jesse Llamas hopes the Frisco-based esports pioneer will help his team "unite the physical and digital realms, creating an immersive journey that resonates with fans of all ages."
The Future 50 in Dallas-Fort Worth 2023: Meet the Game-Changing Disruptors Driving Innovation and Impact
by | Mar 16, 2023
These standouts—startup founders, tech pioneers, educators, creators, social innovators, and business leaders—are transforming entire industries and making waves in their respective fields. 
Next Wave: The Creatives of the 2023 Future 50 in Dallas-Fort Worth
by | Mar 16, 2023

Meet the forward-thinking creatives and visionaries who are pushing boundaries. These innovators are among the Future 50 in Dallas-Fort Worth, selected by our editors for their groundbreaking technologies and solutions that are disrupting the status quo.

From the art sector to advertising and esports to restaurants, the 2023 Future 50 innovators are making waves in their respective industries with their creativity and ingenuity....

Here Are the Winners of The Innovation Awards 2023
by | Jan 17, 2023
Dallas Innovates and D CEO celebrated 68 honorees and revealed the winners of our fourth-annual Innovation Awards at an event held at On the Levee in the Dallas Design District. Here's a full list of winners and finalists.

Meet the Finalists: The Innovation Awards 2023, Presented by Dallas Innovates and D CEO

by | Nov 3, 2022
Now in its fourth year, the program from Dallas Innovates and D CEO honors 68 disruptors and trailblazers driving a new vision for innovation in North Texas. Finalists will be recognized in the January/February issue of D CEO magazine and online at DallasInnovates.com. Winners will be revealed at an exclusive awards event in January.
DI People: Optic Gaming, Ziosk, Dr Pepper Keurig, and More Announce Leadership Moves
by | Oct 21, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from Advent International, Stellar, Stream Realty Partners, The Citizenry, Sabre Corp., SB Architects, and others.
DI People: Toyota, ERCOT, Bank of Texas, Comerica Bank, LERMA/, and More Make Leadership Moves
by | Aug 19, 2022
In this week’s roundup of hires, promotions, and accolades in North Texas, you’ll also find news from UTD's Center for Brainhealth, DART, Enseo, LiquidAgents/StaffDNA, Alpine Advanced Materials, Runway Growth Capital, Optic Gaming, Dallas Thrives, Downtown Dallas Inc., TechGenies, Kainos Capital, Texas Motor Speedway, and more.
Follow the Money: BILT Gets $1.7M Air Force Grant for 3D Instructions App, PGA of America Invests in Golf Innovation, and More
by | Jul 25, 2022
Plus, Fort Worth's Harvest Returns raises new fund; new Ryan acquisition makes 2022 its most active M&A year; OpTic Gaming acquires Dallas chatbot startup; Dallas legal education firm boosts digital content library; and Fort Worth's Novaria Group acquires firm with giant aerospace clients.

Longstanding Dallas Esports Franchise Takes on a New Name

by | Jun 28, 2022
Envy Gaming, a well-known name in the esports space, is retiring its branding but the competitive action will continue on.
OpTic Gaming Merges With Envy Gaming to Form a Combined North Texas Esports Powerhouse
by | Nov 8, 2021
The deal brings together Hector “HECZ” Rodriguez and Mike “Hastr0” Rufail—the leaders of OpTic and Envy, respectively—who have been longtime friends and esports rivals.
Immortals Gaming Club Acquires Frisco’s OpTic Gaming in Multi-Million Dollar Deal
by | Jun 12, 2019
Immortals Gaming Club's recent purchase of OpTic Gaming's parent company, Infinite Esports & Entertainment, is being called the "largest change of control transaction in esports history."
Esports Organizations in North Texas Play Big
by | Mar 6, 2019
Similar to oil and gas, Mark Cuban says esports has the potential to fuel the region. We rounded up the major drivers of the billion-dollar industry, from teams and developers to educators and startups to corporations and event venues.
OpTic Founder and CEO Hector “Hecz” Rodriguez

Gaming & Esports: Driving Innovation in North Texas

Several major esports teams are relocating to the region, and have drawn major investments from some of DFW’s most notable people.
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Team EnVyUs has Chosen Name for Dallas Overwatch League
by | Oct 10, 2017
On Thursday, Owner and CEO Mike Rufail and his investment partners at Hersh Interactive Group announced the new team name and logo was an homage to its home state of Texas.
Gaming Industry in Dalla-Fort Worth
The Gaming Industry
in Dallas-Fort Worth
North Texas has played a major role in the gaming industry for more than two decades. Here's a roundup of Dallas Innovates' esports and gaming news in the region —and a bit of history to get you started.
Gaming Goldrush: Is Frisco Poised to Become an Esports Capital?
by | Sep 29, 2017
Dallas-Fort Worth pillars in esports talk about the industry's rise — and how North Texas fits into the mix — at LaunchPad City.